(7) ten day old Chicks! What gender? Marans (1Black/2Blue), Ameraucanas (1Black/1Blue/1Splash), Oliv

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bullets, Aug 26, 2016.

  1. bullets

    bullets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello guys!!!!

    I just got these guys from the nicest lady on Tuesday. We drove almost 8 hours round trip to get them. After having a devastating incubator failure, getting these guys is definitely the highlight of my summer :) These guys are all 10 days old. I'd like to get your best guess and I will be sure to update with new pics periodically. I've got 3 pics of each and will label them with their specifics.


    Marans:

    Chick #1
    This one is a Black Copper Marans
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    Chick #2
    Blue Copper Marans
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    Chick #3
    Blue Copper Marans
    (my 4 year old daughter named this one 'Baby' because she's very small. She was hatched from a pullet egg.)
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    Ameraucanas:

    Chick #4
    Black Ameraucana
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    Chick #5
    Blue Ameraucana
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    Chick #6
    Splash Ameraucana
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    Chick #7
    Olive Egger
    (this one is a Marans/Ameraucana cross. It has a fingernail polish dot his head to distinguish these guys from the other breeds in the brooder)
    The breeder gave me this one for free for driving such a long ways. I was very surprised and so happy :)
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    ****BONUS****
    Cream Legbar Chickies!
    I already know these are PULLETS but they are so cute and wanted to share :)
    Chick#8
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    Chick#9
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    So.....


    They're all girls, RIGHT???

    :p
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    So cute! They are too young, but the Black Ameraucana has a cockerel look to him/her with the way he/she is standing. Five or six weeks is about the minimum of being able to accurately sex most chicks, unless you have a sex link or a early blooming cockerel.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    too young but, I thought Marans were clean legged - not feathered
     
  4. bullets

    bullets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are two versions. Clean legged and feathered. French Marans are feather legged. Actually the APA disqualifies any Marans that are clean legged according to their SOP.
     
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  5. AmandaMBG

    AmandaMBG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm assuming you are just wanting our fun guesses. I say #2 and the splash will be boys the rest girls. [​IMG]
     
  6. bullets

    bullets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes of course! Just for fun ;p
    I'd like to see everyone guesses and post periodic updates along the way.

    I hope I only have 2 boys out of a 7 straight run!
     
  7. bullets

    bullets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay UPDATE!!

    It has now been 3 weeks since hatch day. I am pretty sure I have at least 3 cockerels [​IMG]

    What do ya think?

    Marans:

    Chick #1
    This one is the Black Copper Marans
    (mystery)
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    Chick #2
    Blue Copper Marans
    ...Cockerel...?
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    Chick #3
    Blue Copper Marans
    ...Cockerel...? This ones comb is not as prominent and not as red but it still has a good amount of color. This chick is also much smaller as it was hatched from a pullet egg.
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    Ameraucanas:

    Chick #4
    Black Ameraucana
    (mystery)

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    Chick #5
    Blue Ameraucana
    (mystery)
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    Chick #6
    Splash Ameraucana
    (mystery)
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    Chick #7
    Olive Egger
    ...Cockerel...?
    Marans x Amerauana
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    ****BONUS****
    Cream Legbar Chickies!
    I already know these are PULLETS but they are so cute and wanted to share :)
    Chick#8
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    Chick#9
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  8. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    #2 and #3 are adorable little cockerels. #7 has a cockerel look about him as well.

    What are you going to do with all of them? [​IMG]
     
  9. Mr Beaks

    Mr Beaks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #2 and #3 are adorable little cockerels. #7 has a cockerel look about him as well.

    Agree with @TheKindaFarmGal.
     
  10. AmandaMBG

    AmandaMBG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would wait and see on #7 a mix like that will have a modified pea comb. They are larger than regular pea combs and will stick out more.
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    This birds comb was that big by that time and has always had three rows and is a pullet.
     

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